Air duct cleaning is a great way for the homeowner to help their home last longer. It is not something that is mandatory as the EPA has not declared that cleaning your them will prevent any health problems. It does stand to reason that breathing fresh air is always better than breathing stale air. We all know that a small amount of dust in the home will not hurt anyone but mold and mildew will most certainly cause health problems. That is why keeping them cleaned out is vital to your families health safety. It is of course the decision of the homeowner to clean the air ducts.
They should be cleaned at least once or twice a year in order to ensure clean air flow. It is very hard to detect if there is any mold or mildew growth inside them but keeping them cleaned out will help with that problem. Indoor pollution is just a serious problem as outdoor pollution. That is why in order to keep fresh air you need to keep your air ducts clean. You can clean your own air ducts but it is a lot of work so a lot of people prefer to hire a professional.
Professional air duct cleaners save you time and probably money. You need to be made aware of the fact that most professional cleaners use chemicals to get the job done. Chemicals that are “green” and will not harm you or your family are just fine. You need to ask them what type of chemicals that they plan on using. You can stipulate that you do not want certain chemicals and that you prefer only environmentally safe chemicals and of course no chemical that will harm you and your family.
Unfortunately, they not only get backed up with debris but often things like birds and rodents may get inside the air ducts. That is why it is essential that you clean them at least once a year. The dirt and dust that clogs up and is not so easily seen but the larger vermin are so you should know in an instant if something needs to be removed. Some people prefer to have a professional cleaner do the air ducts in the spring and in the fall. That is a good schedule to set for your cleaning.